“Hurry has become the master. We have stopped sensing the stillness, the stunning fullness and beauty and divine perfection of the moment. Let us be clear that the small, complaining, undisciplined part of ourselves—the distracted character wanting nothing but convenience and ease—is unfit to be the ruler of our new destiny.” ~ Brendon Burchard
One of my favorite parts about April is that I don’t have to hurry. Since my goal is to not have any appointments or meetings during the day, I don’t have to hurry to finish my morning rituals to be somewhere at a certain time. It makes all the difference in being able to find the peace and stillness that exists within me. I love the feeling of bliss that I have after a day of not hurrying.
In our day-to-day to life we are rushing from one thing to the next. This month helps me gain perspective on what is important to me, so that when it is over I have the discipline to structure my day so that I remember to pause and only do things that nurture my soul. After April, I try to keep one day a week where I don’t leave the house.
Our lives are full and busy with so many things to do and so many more opportunities of additional things to do that we have to stop and make conscious decisions about what to include and what to skip. You must learn to say NO and let go of any guilt that you might feel by not doing something. You are the only person who can take care of yourself and you are in control of the choices you make about how you are going to spend your limited amount of time.
It is not easy to take a month to slow down like I do; this April is providing more challenging than others even for me. But try to carve out a weekend, day, afternoon or an evening to slow down and sense the stillness of the present moment that brings you to a state of peace and calm.
Has hurry become your master?
How can you slow down and live in the present moment?
Peggy Steffens is an artist and Chopra Certified Meditation Instructor
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